COVID jab Covovax as heterologous booster to be available on CoWIN soon; to cost Rs 225 per dose – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: In view of rising circumstances of COVID-19 in varied components of the nation, Union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya is learnt to have accredited the inclusion of Serum Institute’s Covovax on the CoWIN portal as a heterologous booster dose for adults, official sources stated on Monday.

Covovax is prone to be obtainable on the portal in a couple of days at a value of Rs 225 per dose plus relevant GST. The transfer comes after a letter was written by Prakash Kumar Singh, director, Serum Institute of India (SII) to the Union well being ministry on March 27, the sources stated.

In accordance with an official supply, Singh had talked about in his letter to the ministry that Covovax is a world class vaccine accredited by the DCGI, WHO and USFDA and it must be included on the CoWIN portal as a heterologous booster dose for adults.

Covovax might be administered to those that have already vaccinated with Covishield or Covaxin.

Final month, the COVID-19 Working Group headed by Dr NK Arora had additionally beneficial to the well being ministry for the inclusion of the vaccine on the portal as a heterologous booster dose for adults who’ve been vaccinated with two doses of both Covishield or Covaxin.

The Medication Controller Basic of India (DCGI) on January 16 had accredited the market authorisation for Covovax for individuals who have been administered two doses of both Covishield or Covaxin. Additionally, Covovax has been accredited by WHO and USFDA, USA.

The DCGI had accredited Covovax for restricted use in emergency conditions in adults on December 28, 2021, within the 12-17 age group on March 9 and likewise in youngsters aged 7- 11 years on 28 June, 2022 topic to sure circumstances.

Covovax is manufactured by means of know-how switch from Novavax. It has been accredited by the European Medicines Company for conditional advertising authorisation. It was granted emergency-use itemizing by the World Well being Organisation (WHO) on December 17, 2021.

In August 2020, US-based vaccine maker Novavax Inc. had introduced a licence settlement with the SII for the event and commercialisation of NVX-CoV2373, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in India and low-and-middle-income international locations.

  • Printed On Apr 10, 2023 at 04:49 PM IST

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